downtown durango
Celebrating Healthy Communities
Local prevention coalition supporting strategies for addiction-free lfestyles
Business Info:
(970) 759-7644
862 Main Ave
800 block of Main

We are a local prevention coalition that has been coming together for youth and families of La Plata County for 23 years. Our partner organizations and individual members embrace the strengths and beauty of our communities and work collectively to shape a shared future. Visit us on Facebook.   

Mission: A sustainable coalition that engages, collaborates and educates to promote addiction-free lifestyles by building assets for all. 

We meet our mission by:

 1.   Training youth, adults and staff of youth-serving organizations in the Developmental Assets.  The 40 Developmental Assets are an evidence-based framework that defines the relationships, opportunities, values and positive self-perceptions that youth need to become thriving, contributing adults.  (

2. Using the Science of the Positive approaches to correct misperceptions and accurately reflect our healthy community norms. 

3.  Collaborating to leverage resources and effectively serve our communities.  Anyone interested in growing themselves and improving our community is welcome to our collaborative . 

We have meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

4.  Using local data to guide our focus and measure our progress.  We have seen the following results through collaborative efforts among organizations, governments, schools and individuals:


We also periodically conduct the Search Institute's Developmental Asset data to measure the protective factors among our youth. 

Vision:  We are resilient, connected neighbors who support healthy, creative pursuits for people of all ages. 

Contact for more information

Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm 

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